WFAE reporter Steve Harrison covered the memos exchanged between key city staff just weeks before the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is up for a vote by City Council.
Shannon Binns of Sustain Charlotte supports the 2040 plan. He said that he was disappointed that, in his view, Dodson was speaking for the development community and not Charlotte overall. Dodson is a former executive with the developer Lincoln Harris.
Binns said Dodson’s memo “may be of benefit to a special interest group but it’s not a benefit to Charlotte overall. We should have expected this, right? Those in power making money in Charlotte have had their way for so long. They are used to being able to control policy. This plan proposes some pretty drastic changes.”
Read the story on WFAE here.